Sometimes even meticulous brushing might miss some of
the contours of the back teeth, resulting in a buildup
of plaque that hardens into tartar. When tartar collects
below the gumline, gum disease occurs. Medical research
has identified a possible link between bacterial infections of
the gums and the serious health conditions of stroke,
diabetes, and heart disease. We advise all of our
patients how important it is to have their teeth cleaned
on a regular basis to maintain good health.
Root Canal Therapy Can Save
Extraction used to be the solution for teeth with
infected or damaged roots. With today’s technology, a
root canal can be performed to save a tooth. During the
procedure, the nerve is removed and replaced with
a filling material. Often times, a crown will be placed
over the tooth to give it added strength. With today’s
anesthetics and advanced technologies, root canals are
manageable and no longer dreaded, as in the past.
Say Good-bye to Head and
Jaw Aches due to TMJ/TMD!
If you have been told you have TMJ/TMD from a dental
malocclusion and suffer from frequent headaches and/or
pain in the neck, shoulders, or jaws, we now have
techniques to properly align the position of your dental
arches. This will allow your jaw muscles to relax and
relieve your pain and discomfort. Please come into our
office so we may tell you about the benefits of this
procedure that will bring you needed relief.
Care for Our Seniors
As we get older, our needs change to maintain healthy
teeth. Consuming caffeine drinks over the years results
in stained teeth; a build-up of plaque may be present;
taking medications may reduce the flow of saliva through
the mouth; fillings may need to be replaced. Having
regular check-ups will let us take care of these
problems in the early stages using modern techniques.
Gum disease is often a major problem with seniors and
can lead to serious health conditions. If your gums have
inflammation or start to bleed, or teeth become loose,
it is very important that you contact us immediately.
If it’s time for your next
cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no obligation consultation, call us now at (703) 897-0463.